Sara Martin

Sara Martin

Sara Martin, BSN, RN

Inpatient Surgical Unit
WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
United States
Sara didn't just walk into my room and complete the task at hand. She talked to me and got to know things about me as a person.

I was a bit apprehensive about having an inpatient hospitalization. I knew it was part of the surgery I elected to have done. I would be in the hospital at least two days. Being told I was the first bariatric patient admitted to the unit added some additional anxiety.

From the time I was admitted to the Med-Surg unit, I received nothing but exceptional care. One nurse who stood out above the rest was Ms. Sara Martin. Sara had a stern but kind and professional approach. When she said she would be back to walk, she was one time or within a few minutes of the hour. She didn't just walk into my room and complete the task at hand. She talked to me and got to know things about me as a person. She made me feel like a person and not just anyone occupying the bed for her shift. I knew the second day of my stay I wouldn't have visitors, so it meant a lot to me to have my request to have Sara assigned to me again honored.

I am a true believer that laughter is the best medicine. While she was about business and provided exceptional nursing care, she also incorporated humor into the conversation. It meant a lot to laugh, even though I was in pain and dealing with my fears of the unknown of how I was going to respond to the surgery and if I was going to have any of the complications associated with the procedure.

The day I was to be discharged, Ms. Martin came back to see me before going off her shift. Taking those few extra minutes is time I will always cherish, and always remember her by. In today's world, it means a lot to have someone take a few minutes of their time to make a difference in someone's life.

It was nice to be assigned to a nurse who was genuine and tried to meet my physical and psychosocial needs.

Thank you, Sara Martin, for being a good nurse and providing exceptional care to me when I was assigned to be your patient.